David is Director of the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (www.granduniondtp.ac.uk) and Associate Professor of Pedagogy and the Social Sciences in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.
He trained in social anthropology, doing doctoral research on education in Uganda.
His research interests include the changing nature of the social sciences, their methods, pedagogies and governance. Recent work has focused on the transformation of doctoral education. He also writes about the history of anthropology and the social sciences, and East African education.
Published monographs include Ethnography and Education (2013), and Difficult Folk: A Political History of Social Anthropology (2008).
David’s doctoral supervisees use ethnographic methods to explore educational issues, Please get in touch with him if you would like to explore an idea for doctoral research.